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Chinese New Year Festival 2017 in Penang   Leave a comment


Chinese New Year Festival 2017 in Penang

Chinese New Year Festival 2017 in Penang

Chinese New Year Festival 2017 in Penang

Chinese New Year Festival 2017 in Penang

Chinese New Year Festival 2017 in Penang

Chinese New Year Festival 2017 in Penang

Chinese New Year Festival 2017 in Penang

Chinese New Year Festival 2017 in Penang

Chinese New Year Festival 2017 in Penang

Chinese New Year Festival 2017 in Penang

Chinese New Year Festival 2017 in Penang

Chinese New Year Festival 2017 in Penang

Chinese New Year Festival 2017 in Penang

 

Penang Thaipusam 2017 ~ Part 5   Leave a comment


Penang Thaipusam 2017 ~ Part 5

Penang Thaipusam 2017 ~ Part 5

Penang Thaipusam 2017 ~ Part 5

Penang Thaipusam 2017 ~ Part 5

Penang Thaipusam 2017 ~ Part 5

Penang Thaipusam 2017 ~ Part 5

Penang Thaipusam 2017 ~ Part 5

Penang Thaipusam 2017 ~ Part 5

Penang Thaipusam 2017 ~ Part 5

Penang Thaipusam 2017 ~ Part 5

Penang Thaipusam 2017 ~ Part 5

Penang Thaipusam 2017 ~ Part 4   Leave a comment


Penang Thaipusam 2017 ~ Part 4

Penang Thaipusam 2017 ~ Part 4

Penang Thaipusam 2017 ~ Part 4

Penang Thaipusam 2017 ~ Part 4

Penang Thaipusam 2017 ~ Part 4

Penang Thaipusam 2017 ~ Part 4

Penang Thaipusam 2017 ~ Part 4

Penang Thaipusam 2017 ~ Part 4

Penang Thaipusam 2017 ~ Part 4

Penang Thaipusam 2017 ~ Part 4

Penang Thaipusam 2017 ~ Part 4

Penang Thaipusam 2017 ~ Part 4

Penang Thaipusam 2017 ~ Part 4

Penang Thaipusam 2017 ~ Part 2   Leave a comment


Penang Thaipusam 2017 ~ Part 2

Internet came back and gone away after a few happy minutes. Luckily I managed to sneak these series of photographs within this short window of opportunity.

SP Lim

Penang Thaipusam 2017

Penang Thaipusam 2017

Penang Thaipusam 2017. Getting bags of coconuts before the approach of the Golden Chariot or Silver Chariot. These shall be broken by the devotees throwing forcefully onto the road.

Penang Thaipusam 2017. Getting bags of coconuts before the approach of the Golden Chariot or Silver Chariot. These shall be broken by the devotees throwing forcefully onto the road.

Penang Thaipusam 2017 ~ Free Vegetarian Food to the devotees by other devotees sponsored by individuals or companies.

Penang Thaipusam 2017 ~ Free Vegetarian Food to the devotees by other devotees sponsored by individuals or companies.

Penang Thaipusam 2017

Penang Thaipusam 2017

Penang Thaipusam 2017 ~ Free Vegetarian Food to the devotees by other devotees sponsored by individuals or companies.

Penang Thaipusam 2017 ~ Free Vegetarian Food to the devotees by other devotees sponsored by individuals or companies.

Penang Thaipusam 2017 ~ Free Vegetarian Food to the devotees by other devotees sponsored by individuals or companies.

Penang Thaipusam 2017 ~ Free Vegetarian Food to the devotees by other devotees sponsored by individuals or companies.

 

 

 

Red Lanterns of Chinese New Year   Leave a comment


Red Lanterns of Chinese New Year

Red Lanterns of Chinese New Year

Red Lanterns of Chinese New Year

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3   Leave a comment


Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda, IPA: [pʰàʊɴ dɔ̀ ʔú pʰəjá]), also spelt Hpaung Daw Oo or Phaung Daw Oo) is a notable Buddhist site in Myanmar (formerly Burma), located on the Inle Lake in Shan State.

Surrounding the Pagoda, and in the basement are shops selling traditional Shan and Burmese merchandise.

Images

The pagoda houses five small gilded images of Buddha, which have been covered in gold leaf to the point that their original forms cannot be seen. The gold-leaf application to such excess is relatively recent. Old photographs hanging on the monastery walls show some of the images in a more pristine form. It is reported that some gold has been removed on occasion to reduce its mass. Although the monastery is open to all for veneration, only men are permitted to place gold leaf on the images. Another part of the ritual for pilgrims is to place a small robe or thingan around the images, and to take the robe back to their houses and place it on their own altar as a token of respect for the Buddha and his teachings.

 

Inserted from Wikipedia by SP Lim

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2   Leave a comment


Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda, IPA: [pʰàʊɴ dɔ̀ ʔú pʰəjá]), also spelt Hpaung Daw Oo or Phaung Daw Oo) is a notable Buddhist site in Myanmar (formerly Burma), located on the Inle Lake in Shan State.

Surrounding the Pagoda, and in the basement are shops selling traditional Shan and Burmese merchandise.

Images

The pagoda houses five small gilded images of Buddha, which have been covered in gold leaf to the point that their original forms cannot be seen. The gold-leaf application to such excess is relatively recent. Old photographs hanging on the monastery walls show some of the images in a more pristine form. It is reported that some gold has been removed on occasion to reduce its mass. Although the monastery is open to all for veneration, only men are permitted to place gold leaf on the images. Another part of the ritual for pilgrims is to place a small robe or thingan around the images, and to take the robe back to their houses and place it on their own altar as a token of respect for the Buddha and his teachings.

Inserted by SP Lim from Wikipedia

 

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

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